Fact: I really like lighting. Primary, secondary, third string, you name it. If you are a light, I've already taken an interest in you.
Fortunately for us, the previous owners of our house took the time to replace all the hardwired lighting fixtures before we moved in. I'm sure that the originals were probably old and outdated and needed to go.
UNfortunately for us, they replaced said lighting with the freaking ugliest, most impractical, useless lighting fixtures on the market today. I don't like it. I want it all gone. ALL OF IT... GONE. I won't rest until every single light fixture in my house has been replaced by a superior one hand picked by me.
Problem is that I also won't rest until I get a lot of other things that cost money that I don't actually have.
I'm materialistic like that.
So two years after we moved in... I've finally been looking at lighting. I've finally been BUYING lighting. Lamps, semi-flush, chandeliers. It's been euphoric. And since lighting has been occupying most of my rational (and irrational) thoughts lately, it only makes sense that I would eventually manage to justify a boring post about it.
I will now proceed.
Several months ago, I was replacing the track spotlight in our family room and I wanted to get this
But it cost this:
Sale Price: $502.95
Which is NOT in budget. So instead, I got this:
Which came broken and I still haven't been able to get the replacement piece. It's a long, sad story. And so half of it has been hanging from my ceiling ever since. Boo.
THEN, last week I was checking out my favorite website, overstock.com and I found this!
I love you.
So, ya, I bought it. (against the advice of my sister. she thinks it's too fancy. fancy shmancy, leslie. what? i'm not fancy?) Not sure where I'm putting it yet, but I bought it. Then I started noticing that overstock has some really great lighting right now and for the first time ever, I kinda wish my house was bigger, or at least had a greater need for lighting fixtures, because I wants it all.
I want this:
Notice a pattern? They all sparkle.
And then there's the grand daddy of them all. It's from Restoration Hardware and if they didn't insist on my forking out an obscene amount of money to them before I could take it home, it would already be hanging over my beat up, hand me down, dining nook table.
Can you help me out here?
Thank you much.
So ya. If you are in the need (or want) of new improved lights, head on over to overstock and get you some. You can thank me later.